SPM Instrument Presents Tribology and Lubrication for Wind Turbines


STLE Canton Section – An Education Seminar - March 14, 2018

This one day seminar organized by the STLE (Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers) Canton Section will provide a basic understanding of tribology and lubrication for  wind turbines. The topics covered in this education seminar are extremely relevant for the professionals of related  mechanical engineering and lubrication industries as well as STLE members to stay on top of the various aspects that affect the lubrication and performance of the mechanical components within wind turbines.

The topics will be presented by experts from top tier lubricant and bearing companies. It will also provide a great opportunity to get in touch with industry leaders and interact with them about the issues of prominence in the fields of tribology today.


Tribology and Lubrication for Wind Turbines


Registration – Breakfast


Seminar – Introduction


Title: Introduction and future trends for Wind Turbines.

Mr. Doug Lucas, Advanced Engineering Technologist The Timken Company 


Title: Wind Turbine – Gearbox lubrication

Mr. Bill Brandt, Industrial Equipment Builder Engineer




Film forming and friction behavior of greases & their practical importance.

Lubricant Influences on the Formation of White Etching Cracks (WEC).

Dr. Christoph Mayer, Tribologist at Klüber Lubrication München 


Maintenance Practices for Wind Turbines

Utilizing HD Technologies for Low RPM Bearing and Gear Analysis

Mr. Ron Kittle, Managing Director at SPM Instruments 


Panel Discussions with all the invited speakers


Commercial Marketing Forum

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